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Close up of Actor Gil Delamare

Close up of Actor Gil Delamare
Close up of Actor Gil Delamare
Close up of Actor Gil Delamare

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Close up of Actor Gil Delamare Gil Delamare (Gilbert-Yves Delamare of Villenaise of Chenevarin) is a stuntman and French actor, born 14 October 1924 in Paris, and died in a stunt Tuesday, May 31, 1966 at Le Bourget (Seine-Saint-Denis). Law student, Gil decides to 20 years everything behind to enter as a trapeze artist in a circus. Practicing parachuting, he co-world record holder in free fall (9509 meters). It will be the star of the film The Man-bird Jacques Dubourg falling and drifting with wings canvas. Stuntman renewing the genre, Gil Delamare will then career as a stuntman and outstanding special effects known in his time. In 1956, he has an affair (publicized) with Colette Duval, dummy parachutist and famous record holder in France. During a stay of the couple in Brazil in the summer, it jumps 23 May B29 Superfortress bomber lent by the local army above the bay of Rio de Janeiro, from an altitude of over 37,500 feet ( 12080 meters under local control tower) He set sequences that have become memorable in cinema: the chase with pumpkins and Germans in Great Mop, the 2CV of Bourvil that breaks into pieces in the Corniaud, good Nutty sister flying in Le Gendarme Saint-Tropez, the US paratrooper (Red Buttons) hanging on a facade of Sainte-Mère-Église in the longest Day or the anthological final pursuit of Fantômas. Among the films in which it operates in the credits as special effects supervisor include: The Man from Rio, Corniaud, Coplan breaks everything, Fantômas is unleashed and especially The Great Mop, among other stunt like Roger mesh or Gérard Streiff In 1964, on Fantômas, it engages Rémy Julienne, while France champion motocross, to perform motorcycle stunts. It was also charged stunts in How to Steal a Million, or The Longest Day. As an actor, he was the partner of Gerard Philipe in Fanfan la Tulipe, and Gina Lollobrigida in Les Belles night. There was a cartoon character and one of the main protagonists of the album of Michel Vaillant Jean Graton The Daredevil (1964) During the filming of The Holy takes the lookout (1966) by Christian-Jaque, held on a portion of Highway North in construction, one of the scenes in which he doubled Jean Marais included a spin . Unfortunately, the new coating was too accrocheur1. It would have been possible to cover the floor of gravel to facilitate slippage of the Renault Floride S Convertible Gil that was to lead, but they were too bright and would be seen. The pressing time, Gil Delamare nevertheless decided to continue with the stunt Gaston Woignez and Odile Astier at his side. Around 5:50 p.m., the car, instead of sliding, Ripa, an arm of the rear axle broke, threw the car went into barrels, ejecting passengers and trapping Gil, killing net. He is buried in the cemetery of Saint-Maur-des-Fosses (Val-de-Marne) with his girlfriend, actress and Colette Duval paratrooper. Photo Taken - 02 January 1966

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